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The Summerlin Patriotic Parade returns on July 4th

The entire Las Vegas Valley is invited to celebrate Independence Day at the 28th Annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade, the largest and most colorful Fourth of July parade in southern Nevada. As the first major parade since the pandemic began in 2020, this year’s parade is set to be grander than ever, with more than 70 participants including 25 giant inflatable parade balloons, veterans and military organizations, both patriotic and pop culture floats. Performing groups and representation of four local professional sports teams – the Golden Knights, Aces, Aviators and new this year the Raiders, represented by a 30ft long Raiders brand inflatable giant balloon shaped like a soccer ball.

The event will take place on July 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The escort department starts at 8:30 am.

The parade begins at the corner of Hillpointe Road and Hills Center Drive in Trails Village of Summerlin. Participants travel south toward Village Center Circle and then west onto Trailwood Drive. The parade ends near the corner of Trailwood Drive and Spring Gate Lane.

More than 2,500 people are expected to take part in the parade, and more than 500 volunteers from dozens of local schools and community groups will assist with parade operations. Over 20,000 cubic feet of helium are used for the more than 25 giant inflatable boats. The number of visitors along the parade route is expected to be over 50,000 people.

The parade is organized by Summerlin Council, the not-for-profit arm of the Summerlin Community Association dedicated to the social, educational, and recreational enrichment of residents. The parade is public. Everyone is encouraged to arrive early, bring water and wear sunscreen.

Title sponsor is The Howard Hughes Corp./Summerlin. Major sponsors include Station Casinos, Summerlin Hospital and Medical Center, Las Vegas Raiders, City National Bank, Centralized Security Services, Tri Pointe Homes, Pure Plumbing, Miracle Flights, One-Hour A/C and Heating, Palmer Electric, Par 3 Landscape and Maintenance, BrightView Landscape and Maintenance, and Downtown Summerlin.


CALV presents a class for sale of land on June 2nd

The Commercial Alliance Las Vegas will host a real estate sales course for local real estate professionals on June 2nd at the Las Vegas Realtors building at 6360 S. Rainbow Blvd.

The course is titled Is This Land For Sale? Tell me about it.” It takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the LVR. The cost is $20 for CALV members or $30 for non-members. Participants can earn three continuing education credits for completing the course. The instructor is Buck Hujabre, a longtime local real estate manager.

CALV President Angelina Scarcelli, whose job titles include Certified Commercial Investment Member and Certified Property Manager, said CALV offers fully accredited continuing education courses focused on commercial real estate, all taught by experienced instructors.

The June 2 course will provide information on current development activities in the Las Vegas area. She said attendees will gain relevant commercial real estate knowledge that differentiates them from their peers and gain the ability to practice commercial real estate with confidence.

To register, visit or call Melanie Barkus at 702-784-5017.

Commercial Alliance Las Vegas is the commercial real estate division of Las Vegas Realtors. As one of Southern Nevada’s largest organizations for commercial real estate professionals, it organizes and strengthens the industry through education, networking, fostering professionalism, and shaping public policy. CALV membership is open to real estate agents and non-agents alike. Visit for more information.


Burning returns to NAHB

Neil Burning has returned to the National Associations of Home Builders as Vice President, Construction Codes and Standards, a position he previously held from 2012 to 2017. Burning has extensive experience in the development, implementation and advocacy of housing regulations.

After leaving NAHB in 2017 from his original position, Burning served as vice president for technical resources and government relations at the International Code Council (ICC), the governing body for building codes in the United States. Before joining NAHB in 2012, he was Manager in the Office of Planning Review for the Clark County Building Department.

Burning began his career by serving as a construction clerk in Arizona for almost two decades.

Burning holds a degree in Construction Management from Arizona State University and holds numerous certifications from ICC and other agencies, including Certified Building Official, Building Plans Examiner, and Commercial Electrical Inspector.


UnCommons appoints General Manager

Matter Real Estate Group has announced industry veteran Mike Wethington as general manager of UnCommons, the highly anticipated $400 million, 40-acre mixed-use development opening this year in southwest Las Vegas. With decades of senior management experience, Wethington will oversee all day-to-day operations at UnCommons, overseeing new tenant development, preparing annual budgets and management plans.

“Mike is taking on this critical role at a time of significant growth for UnCommons and we are delighted to welcome him to the team,” said Jim Stuart, Partner at Matter Real Estate Group. “His expertise in the mixed-use sector is second to none and we are confident that he will continue to strengthen our community’s goal of redefining the way we live and work.”

With an undeniably successful real estate career spanning over 25 years, Wethington has overseen the development, construction and marketing of major shopping centers and several mixed-use lifestyle centers such as the Galleria at Sunset and the two grand openings of Victoria Gardens and town square. Wethington’s responsibilities included overseeing overall operations, asset management, financial forecasting, tenant coordination of construction, and relations and relations with local authorities, while also assisting in the property’s two ownership transitions.

UnCommons’ second commercial phase is currently under construction, which will bring to the campus a state-of-the-art conference center, two desirable office buildings and an additional multi-storey car park. Several industry leaders have committed to move into coveted spaces in UnCommons’ Phase I office buildings beginning in early summer, including CBRE, Morgan Stanley, BDO and Sotheby’s International Realty. DraftKings also announced late last year that it will occupy 90,000 square feet within UnCommons to serve as the North American headquarters for the leading provider of digital sports entertainment and games.

UnCommons will reinvent the workplace experience with market-leading design and technology, floor-to-ceiling windows that let in natural light and views of Las Vegas’ natural surroundings, breakout spaces for individual work or small group collaboration. The campus will lay the foundation for a thriving, inspiring workplace by bringing together multiple gyms, shared outdoor spaces, modern living units and a mix of food and beverage.


Loan officer joins company

Blackmon Home Loans, a family-owned home mortgage company with locations in Las Vegas and Reno, and NV Capital Corp., a full-service private lending company based in Las Vegas, announced that Laine Blackmon has been hired as a loan officer. Blackmon brings three years of experience to her position.

As a loan officer, Blackmon is responsible for receiving loan applications and preparing bid packages. Before becoming a loan officer at Blackmon Home Loans and NV Capital Corp. Blackmon was a mortgage loan originator at Figure.

Blackmon earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Blackmon Home Loans offers three decades of mortgage business experience. You will understand the local home buying process and what Southern Nevada residents can expect when attempting to buy or refinance a home.

NV Capital Corp. specializes in private lending, which brings together multiple lenders to fund loans for Nevada real estate. Founded by seasoned commercial bankers who together have originated loans in the Nevada market for nearly a century, the NV Capital team uses their knowledge to navigate the real estate market and select prime opportunities for their private investors.


Logic Commercial announces COO

Nevada-based Logic Commercial Real Estate (LOGIC CRE) is honored to welcome Joe Carbone as Chief Operating Officer as the company continues to build its industry-leading team. In his role, Carbone will be responsible for the design and implementation of business operations, setting organizational performance metrics, supporting strategic direction, and assisting with the company’s future expansion and development.

“Joe’s analytical brain melds perfectly with the existing skillset of Logic’s leadership team, and a more appropriate title would be Director of Efficiency,” said CEO Brendan Keating. “With his previous experience managing casinos and franchises, he is a welcome piece of our jigsaw puzzle. His outstanding business experience is valuable to our growing company, and as we continue to stack the deck with great people, I believe even greater things will happen for Logic.”

Carbone’s career in Las Vegas began in the casino, venture capital/family office and consulting industries. His experience has been cultivated in a variety of organizations. This included entrepreneurial companies at different stages of the business life cycle. He is well versed in finance, accounting, human resources and operations.

He holds a BS in Finance from Iowa State University with a concentration in International Business, obtained while attending a consortium university program in Italy. He received the Certified Financial Planner designation, including required college courses, from the University of California, Los Angeles. His community involvement focuses on volunteering as he is a member of Los Vaqueros Las Vegas and has previously held committee and board positions for other local charities.

Based in Las Vegas, Logic Commercial Real Estate is a full-service firm specializing in brokerage, property management, property tax appeals and receivership. Logic has offices in Las Vegas and Reno, and in Omaha, Nebraska. Boston Omaha Corp. is a partner of the company.

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